Funeral services for Vess Howard, 62, of Letcher, were held March 26 at Mt. Olivet Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Howard family cemetery at Letcher.
A son of the late Sylvester and Ellis Ison Howard, he died March 22 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center.
Mr. Howard was also preceded in death by two brothers, Arlie Howard and Wayne Howard; two sisters, Ellen Brainard and Rose Caplinger; and a grandson, Logan Howard.
Surviving are his wife, Carol Adams Howard; three sons, Clint Jay Howard and Jason Lee Howard, both of Letcher, and Christopher Michael Howard; a stepdaughter, Lana Banks of Jeremiah; a brother, Joey Howard of Ohio; three sisters, Opal Hoskins of Ohio, and Bertha Howard and Janie Scearce, both of Letcher; and five grandchildren, Cole Howard, Taylor Howard, Ethan Howard, Gavin Howard and Dallas Howard.
Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.